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"The same fighter he's always been"

A lot of candidates speak to my organization in the hopes of securing our endorsement. But when Jim talked about his vision for a Philadelphia that protects and includes women as equals, it was clear that he's still the same fighter he's always been.

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A Transparent Administration, A Stronger City

After 23 years as a City Councilmember-At-Large, Jim Kenney has an in-depth understanding of how city government works and, more importantly, how it can work better to meet the needs of citizens in every neighborhood. Jim has laid out a plan to achieve an ethical, transparent and accessible government that will free up $159 million in additional revenue for the City of Philadelphia.

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The Inquirer: FOP endorses Kenney in Philly mayoral race

Former Philadelphia City Councilman James F. Kenney won a coveted endorsement for his mayoral bid Wednesday evening from the union that represents the city's police officers.

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Meet Jim

A lifelong city resident, Jim Kenney grew up the oldest of four in a South Philadelphia rowhouse neighborhood. His father, a firefighter, and his mother, a homemaker, worked second jobs at The Inquirer and The Spectrum to put Jim and his four siblings through parochial school. In high school, Jim delivered the paper in the morning and washed dishes after school as a member of Local 274, earning his first union card at 17. After graduating from St. Joe's Prep, Jim worked his way through La Salle University and became the first in his family to graduate from college.

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